Ekaterina Krysanova and Igor Tsvirko in pdd from the Flames of Paris

Ekaterina Krysanova (Rus Екатерина Крысанова) and Igor Tsvirko (Rus Игорь Цвирко) in pdd from the Flames of Paris, music by Boris Asafiev, choreography bv Alexei Ratmansky after Vasili Vainonen. Ballet Star Gala, Mikhailovsky Theatre. Shot on 10.2.2018.

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Vasili Ivanovich Vainonen, also spelled Vasily, was a renowned Soviet choreographer, mainly for the Kirov Ballet, now known as the Mariinsky Ballet, with which he worked from 1930 to 1938. Wikipedia Born: February 1901, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: March 23, 1964, Moscow, Russia Nationality: Russian, Soviet

Ekaterina Krysanova (Rus Екатерина Крысанова)  was born in Moscow. In 1995, she started her ballet education at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre in Moscow, later on she left it for the Mikhail Lavrovsky State Ballet School.  In 2003, on completing her training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet. Her coach at the theatre is Svetlana Adyrkhaeva.

Igor Tsvirko (Rus Игорь Цвирко) is leading soloist with Bolshoi Theatre. He was born in Odintsovo (Moscow Region). In 2007, on completing his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where he studied with Alexander Bondarenko, he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. He rehearses with Alexander Vetrov.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

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